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Political scientists coming to VIU for provincial conference

April 29, 2024

What: BC Political Studies Association Conference When: Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3 Where: VIU Nanaimo campus Nanaimo, BC: An annual conference focusing on trust and leadership is coming to Vancouver Island University (VIU) this week. The BC Political Studies Association (BCPSA) Conference... Read more


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Generosity of donors supports student success

April 24, 2024

The 2023 Giving in Action report shares stories of students who received awards. Last year, the Vancouver Island University (VIU) Foundation gave out more than 3,000 awards to students who needed a financial boost to continue their studies. The total value raised came out at more than $3.7 million... Read more


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Going beyond the bar: VIU students research Nanaimo’s culinary past

April 24, 2024

New exhibit tackling Nanaimo’s food histories now open at the Nanaimo Museum.­­ Beyond its famous, eponymous bar, Nanaimo’s culinary history is not widely renowned. A new museum exhibit created by two Vancouver Island University (VIU) History classes aims to alter that perception. During the Spring... Read more


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Exploring ecological networks in a digital world

April 23, 2024

Getting to know Samantha Letourneau By day, Samantha Letourneau is Vancouver Island University’s Canada Learning Bond project lead and Volunteer Tutor Coordinator. She’s also a musician and dancer and for the past two years, she’s been collaborating with Swedish artist Mårten Spångberg, thanks to... Read more




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Chasing the total solar eclipse

Dr. Greg Arkos, a VIU Astronomy Professor, travelled to Mazatlán, Mexico to view the total solar eclipse. The eclipse crossed North America, passing over...

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How has VIU’s Portal magazine evolved over the years?

How did Portal magazine evolve from a black-and-white photocopied and stapled chapbook to a nationally distributed literary magazine?Joy Gugeler,...

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Using an Ojibwe lens to examine Margaret Atwood’s novel MaddAddam

Bryn Skibo examines Margaret Atwood’s speculative novel MaddAddam through an Ojibwe lens during her spring 2024 VIU Arts and Humanities...

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Amy Mattes’ debut novel explores love and identity

Amy Mattes, a VIU Creative Writing student, drew inspiration from experiences of her youth to write her debut fictional novel, Late September. Late...

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Housing options for students in Nanaimo

You’ve registered for your classes. Now, you’re looking forward to some fun and rest before university starts up in the fall. Great! But before you head out on...

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VIU Student Pulse News: May 16, 2024

We hope the semester has gotten off to a good start! In this issue: Asian Heritage MonthPaying for universityWeb registration helpSummer funNeed to...

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